Wildwood Hills Ranch is a 400-acre non-profit facility, set in the scenic hills of MadisonCounty, just south of Des Moines. Founded in 2001, the ranch exists to transform lives and strengthen communities by providing healing, hope, and God's unconditional love to children and youth at-risk. Free summer camp and year-round retreats are offered to at-risk children ages 8 -18. Kids are immersed in a fun, safe environment where character, leadership, and teamwork are modeled and taught.
The ranch is an ideal setting for children to learn new life skills and gain the confidence necessary to transcend current impoverished, abused, or neglected environments. Campers enjoy first-class facilities and recreational activities including horseback riding, water sports, team building, arts and crafts and much more. Most importantly, children are offered hope and love while being challenged to grow into people of integrity who contribute to the communities they live in.
Freedom House, Inc. is a non-denominational, not for profit organization that provides faith-based, structured, affordable housing for ex-offenders and recovering addicts with the goal of helping them to walk the Christian life in the real world.
Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee
The moment you drink our coffee, you will notice something excellent has come together. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee is grown in Rwanda and is cultivated by hand to ensure only the best beans make it into your cup. We invest in this brew from the farmers who harvest the beans in Bukonya, Rwanda, to the artisan Roaster who small batch roasts them in Roswell, Georgia.
God birthed this ministry in 2004 through an 18-year-old girl found living under a bridge in downtown Des Moines. Since then He has grown the ministry to include after-school programming for inner-city youth ages 6-17 at our FreedomCenter campus, transitional housing for homeless young adults ages 18-22, and even youth centers in rural communities of Iowa.
Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to starving people around the world. Individuals, businesses, schools, churches and various civic organizations have come together to show the nation and the world what people who truly care can accomplish.
The Polk County Jail Ministry exists to bring the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to those incarcerated and to all the staff of the Polk County Sheriff's offices.
The purpose of Hope Ministries is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.
To provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally-sound, emotionally-balanced, socially-adjusted, physically-well, and spiritually-alive.
RuthHarbor is a Christ-centered home for young women who are alone and facing unplanned pregnancies. "Ruth" means compassion; "Harbor" means a place of refuge, safety, retreat, shelter.
RuthHarbor is a 6-8 resident home located in Des Moines. It provides young women who are alone and facing unplanned pregnancies a truly viable option -- a safe harbor -- by providing housing, education, counseling, health care, parenting training or adoption assistance, spiritual support and more for the duration of their pregnancies.
Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives your church an opportunity to share Christ's love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.
Informed Choice of Iowa Corporation was formed on June 29, 2007 in order to compete with abortion clinics in the area and provide superior medical care to women experiencing crisis pregnancies. Pregnancy help medical clinics across the United States have proven that this particular medical clinic model works best to reduce abortions much more effectively than traditional counseling efforts alone.
In 2010 we expanded our services to include full STI and STD testing for women and men. Statistically, among high school and college students today, a sexually active person is 3 times more likely to contract an STD than to become pregnant. STD testing gives us the opportunity to speak to people about the risk they are putting themselves in, to teach God’s true plan for sex and marriage, and bring healing to their broken hearts. When a client chooses abstinence, the possible “need” for abortion is eliminated from their future.
In 2012 we are setting our sites on the state of Iowa, beginning with the college and university communities. 50% of the abortions in Iowa are performed on white 18-24 year old women with 2 years post-secondary education. Our new Satellite Clinic Model will allow us to quickly and efficiently open clinics in strategic areas across the state.